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Palacio de Cortes

Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
+52 5 5153480
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Art Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.

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Vancouver BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely and quaint hotel, beautiful grounds. Impeccable customer service. They were setting up for a wedding, and it was gorgeous. The gardens were beautiful, cascading flowers everywhere. Smiling and courteous Mexicans always ready to lend a helping hand. I would definitely go back.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Museum has permanent exhibits on the history of Cuernavaca - pre-hispanic, the colonial period, up through the Revolution in 1910 and more. There are also frequent temporary exhibits. The prize for me is the Diego Rivera Mural on the back corridor on the second floor. It portrays the conquest of Cuernavaca in vivid detail. I highly recommend the explanation... More

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Originally built as the palace of Hernán Cortés, this beautiful structure has been carefully tended to over five centuries and is an excellent site to visit. From the large collection of Diego Rivera Murals, to the many one-of-a-kind artifacts on exhibit. I suggest that you have one of the tour guides to escort you through the many rooms and explain... More

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564 reviews 564 reviews
287 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I remembered this place which I visited a few years back when in Cuernavaca at a wedding this month. The grounds are well-kept and the place is of great historical value from the days of colonization.

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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of the oldest structures that remains from the colony days. The paintings and older artifacts are truly unique. It is much easier to cover than other museums (de arqueologia, castillo de chapultepec) and a good value if you have kids. There is a back terrace which looks over the valley that is worth some pictures (the valley... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This museum was Hernan Cortes' house. Now is a beautiful museum that tell us the history of the ancient Tenochtitlan, how they lived, their Gods, their culture; passing through the Spanish conquest, when Cortes came to Mexico and he tortured Cuauhtemoc in order to get the gold; and the subsequent years, when the spanish brought their religion, their culture and... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

El Palacio de Cortes is easy to get to as it sits right in El Centro, the center of Cuernavaca. Believer it or not, McDonald's Restaurant is approximately 500 ft from the property in case you get a culture shock and need a quick burger from the States. This is a great museum, and you will find yourself steeped in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing architecture for a structure that is 400 years old. Interesting exhibits in different rooms show the progression of technology in Mexico. Wish the signs had been bi-lingual.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rivera's murals are excellent and seem to talk to you. Mexico's history shown in chronological order as you go through the different rooms. Unfortunatelly, there were crowds of people when I visited.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good option to get a view of the history of Mexico. Not so impressive as it could be as it lack of information, as Mexico is a so rich archeological history....and besides it name it don't have any information about Hernan Cortes!,

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